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I bought my macbook originally with Snow Leopard, later I downloaded the latest version (Lion) of it.


I would like to format my whole computer so that it looks as new, but what can I do that without loosing the Lion OS I did pay for?



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Solved by a brody on Feb 2, 2012 12:32 PM Solved
When booted off the Recovery partition there is a Disk Utility that can format the partition that has Lion installed on it.  However, I'd only do this if your data is backed up.  Otherwise it will permanently be lost.
Reply by kencanuck on Feb 2, 2012 12:54 PM Helpful
Assuming you've already upgraded to Lion: 1. Hold down Option while you reboot your computer2. select the recovery partition to boot from3. once the screen appears to allow you to reinstall, go to the menu at the top of the screen and select Utilities (I think).4. Choose Disk Utility5. On the left, select your Lion Partition and Erase to reformat.6. Once erased, close disk utility and proceed with the reinstallation of Lion.

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